“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy — truth liberates.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj



“Many people spend a great deal of time complaining about the government, their parents, and the sorry state of affairs in the world, but in doing so they forget that we are the miracle. They blame God for the suffering that surrounds us saying, ‘How could a loving God allow such things to happen?’ They behave like slaves who blame an overseer, forgetting that free will has given them the responsibility, so that the deeper issue has nothing do with God or the government but rather with the fundamental shift that must occur in the human heart if peace is to become a reality.”

Darren John Main



“Then came human beings; they wanted to cling, but there was nothing to cling to…”

Albert Camus



“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Yoda



“No one has ever caused you to suffer, it was always your own mind.”



“Eckhart saw Hell too. He said: The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won’t let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they’re not punishing you, he said. They’re freeing your soul. So, if you’re frightened of dying and… and you’re holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. But if you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.”

Louis, Jacob’s Ladder



“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

Edgar Allan Poe



“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.”

Anaïs Nin



“The best way to look at suffering is with gratitude, that it is happening in order to teach us some very important lesson. It is useless to want suffering to go away. It is impermanent, it will go away anyway, but if we don’t learn the lesson that it is trying to teach us, it will come back in exactly the same manner.”

Ayya Khema



“Even though we don’t want suffering, we run after it.”

Nāgārjuna



“Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”

Udanavarga 5:18